Summer is officially over and my new life in Strasbourg has had some very exciting but chilly moments. After ten long hours on the train (I crossed three different countries), I finally made it to my new home. Strasbourg and I seem to be perfect for each other – apart from a few things that still need to be sorted out. (and really my list of things is endless) It’s the heart of Europe – sorry Brussels – and it definitely has a pretty face too, so how could I not feel comfortable around here? It’s the perfect mix of history, culture, politics and languages. And again: how could I not feel comfortable in this city? When I applied for my Master’s, I had absolutely no idea what a fabulous city Strasbourg was, even though people have tried to warn me. Before I left home, I got myself some tour guides, as I usually do and it didn’t take long for a sweet tooth like me to realise the houses there look like they were made of gingerbread. Today, when I first walked through the historic city centre, there even was the smell of gingerbread that came out of a little store, I swear. I guess I know now where Santa’s little elves work, no wonder Strasbourg calls itself Europe’s Christmas Capital. Even though I’m usually quite a fan of warmer temperatures, I am quite excited to check out the city when there’s snow (hopefully there will be snow). I wonder if it can get any prettier? Honestly, guys, I think I’m in love…with this city.